25 May: Grasshopper Sparrow singing at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
25 May: Bobolink singing at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
19 April: Western Tanager at Jones Beach. Distant ID shot (heavily cropped)
8 March: A chance encounter with Fischer's Lovebirds in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, SE France. These birds are native to Northern Tanzania, but a small feral population exists nearby, in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
4 March: Common Chiffchaff in Nice, France
4 March: Black Redstart in Nice, France
4 March: European Robin in Nice, France
4 March: Indian Silverbill in Nice, France. This is a species from the Indian subcontinent that was accidentally introduced in other parts of the world. There is an established population in Nice.
4 March: Eurasian Blue Tit in Nice, France
2 March: Eurasian Collared-Dove in Menton, France. Common all over Europe.
2 March: White Wagtail in Nice, France
2 March: Water Rail at the mouth of the Var River, SE France
4 March: European Greenfinch in Nice, France
28 February: Great Tit in Nice, France
11 Jan: Northern Gannet on the Freeport pelagic
11 Jan: Mystery gull (Herring/Iceland/Thayer's complex)
11 Jan: Black-legged Kittiwake on the Freeport pelagic
14 Dec: Common Opossum in Central Park. A first for me in Manhattan.
30 Nov: LeConte's Sparrow at Floyd Bennett Field (Brooklyn).
15 Nov: Snow Bunting in Westchester County
9 Nov: Common Ground-Dove at Jones Beach
2 Nov: Vesper Sparrow in Van Cortlandt Park
12 October: Merlin at Jones Beach West End
12 October: Golden-crowned Kinglet at Jones Beach West End
4 October: Northern Wheatear at Plumb Beach in Brooklyn. Digiscoped with the iPhone.
7 June: Killdeer at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
26 May: Eastern-Eyed Click Beetle in Ulster County (iPhone pic)
26 May: Bobolink at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR
27 April: Palm Warbler in Central Park
13 April: Palm Warbler in Central Park
23 March: Lapland Longspur at Jones Beach
23 March: Lapland Longspurs at Jones Beach
23 March: Lapland Longspurs at Jones Beach, transitioning into breeding plumage. Five individuals seen together (four in this pic) at WE2.
3 Nov: Horned Lark in Van Cortlandt Park